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Suburban Commando (1991)

An interstellar hero from a distant world visits Earth, and tries to fit in with a mundane, yet kind, suburban family.

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Shep Ramsey is an interstellar hero, righting wrongs, etc. His ship is damaged after a fight with an interstellar nasty and he must hide out on Earth until it can recharge. He leaves his power suit at home, but still finds himself unable to allow wrongs to go unrighted and so mixes it up with bad drivers, offensive paperboys, muggers and the like. Then the family he's staying with finds his power suit and the father tries it on. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The Wilcoxes were having some problems around the neighborhood... until the ultimate security system landed in their backyard. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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4 October 1991 (USA)  »

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Urban Commando  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$93,736, 23 June 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,948,859
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If the film had starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. Schwarzenegger would have been Shep Ramsey, and DeVito would have been Charlie Wilcox. See more »

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When Charlie accidentally fires Ramsey's phaser gun, he looks through the hole in the wall and the neighbor's red funny car is shown engulfed in flames. But the next day when he comes home from work, the guys are working on it in their driveway as if nothing happened to it, and the car appears to be unharmed. See more »

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Adrian Beltz: [Beltz is showing the Japanese businessmen around an unfinished part of the building where he awards are being displayed] By the way, do you like it in here? It's finished. I'm kidding, I'm kidding, but this is the way his building is going to look. These are all jokes. Anyway, take a look. Seriously, over here fellas. See that space? That's how confident I am about this project, I'm unveiling it at the signing.
Zukaki: [in Japanese] Boy, when this guy shovels it, he uses both hands.
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References Aliens (1986) See more »

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Black Book
Written by Chip and Tony Kinman
Performed by Rank And File
Courtesy of Rhino Records
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One of my favorite 1990s classics
20 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie gets into my category of favorite classics of 1990s. Sure, it is more kids movie than even a family movie, and it can not compete with glowing old stream-liners like Back To The Future, not to mention recent Harry Potters, etc., still, it delivers the unique combination of funny comedy and warm atmosphere of kindness and personal achievement. You can rarely meet this combination in movies nowadays.

What I also like is that the struggle of good and evil is going on more realistic sci-fi level than usual (no mystically flying superheroes and other such things). And the Hulk Hogan's character is perfect for him. This movie is probably Hogan's best. Christopher Lloyd also performed great (as usual), and the acting of many supporting characters was solid good and fit the plot precisely.

So if you want the entertaining comedy for your family and you want to chuckle at some scenes for yourself, watch this movie. Hogan there looks like a big kind-hearted superhero uncle, so your kids will love him.


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